Vol. VIII No. 20 - Tuesday  May 19 - May 25, 2009
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Visakha Bucha Day
celebrated in Chiang Mai

Crowds of worshippers (right) perform the ‘wien tien’ ceremony around the newly restored and gleaming Chedi at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. 50,000 Chiang Mai residents and visitors braved the rain to join the Visakha Bucha Day ceremonies on the evening of May 7, officially opened by Chiang Mai deputy governor, Chumporn Sangmanee, and organised by Boonlert Buranupakorn and the Chiang Mai Bureau of Buddhism. The huge crowd trod the 3km winding path from Kruba Sri Vichai monument up the mountain to the famous Doi Suthep temple, where they crowded round the gilded Chedi housing the relics of the Buddha.

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Phitsanulok boy in quarantine with flu symptoms

A boy in Phitsanulok province was quarantined last week after showing symptoms of influenza as he returned from a study exchange in a country where influenza A H1N1 had been detected.
Provincial deputy public health official, Thongpoon Taesombat, revealed that the boy had a high fever and was quarantined and put under observation at Buddha Chinnarat Hospital. The province’s medical sciences centre was conducting laboratory tests to determine whether he was carrying the H1N1 strain.
Last Thursday morning, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai said that a teacher in the central province of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya who recently returned from a trip to Europe was also quarantined and under observation after showing symptoms of influenza. However, laboratory tests later cleared the teacher of carrying the killer virus and officials stated that it was more likely seasonal flu.

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FEATURES
OUR COMMUNITY

Chiang Mai Friends’ group welcomes the Mayor and Tourist Police

The recent regular monthly meeting of the Chiang Mai Friends’ Group was held at the Just Khao Soy restaurant, behind Anusarn Market, with the special guest of honour, Dr. Duentemduang, the city’s mayor, welcomed by all. The meeting began with a report of the wonderful day spent by a number of members and their friends up at Ban Papai during the latest tree planting event.

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Thai Culture Junior Ambassador dancers to perform in London

Switch on the TV, browse through different channels, land on Channel 7 and you may find yourself watching a commercial for the Thai Culture Junior Ambassador contest.

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OUR CHILDREN
SOCIAL SCENE

A new concept in education:
The San Hog Far Hill Tribe
Children’s Village

Clad in their traditional costume, the girls are giggling while they look at us, the white farangs..

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Thai and expat members of the Chiang Mai tourist police give an interesting talk at the recent meeting of the Chiang Mai Friend’s Group to explain their function in the community.

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